Senior Yuri Scharan is the Man

May 5, 2016 by | Student Spotlight

Senior Yuri Scharan (BFA/Television & Broadcast Journalism’16) is no stranger to high-stress situations. He’s worked with top talent at multiple award shows including the American Music Awards, the American Idol series finale, and the Kids Choice Awards.  So it isn’t much of a surprise that he leapt at the opportunity to represent Dodge College as

Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences President Cheryl Boone Isaacs Will Deliver Keynote Address to Class of 2016

May 2, 2016 by Dodge College Staff | News

Orange, CA (May 2, 2016) –  Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences President Cheryl Boone Isaacs will receive an honorary Doctor of Arts degree from Chapman University’s Dodge College of Film and Media Arts at Dodge College’s commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 21, where Isaacs will deliver the keynote address. Isaacs is serving her

Don Hahn: A Storyteller Bound by No Medium

May 2, 2016 by Brian Hamiliton | Academics

It’s evening, and several students from Bill Kroyer’s Digital Arts Industry Insiders class are sitting around a large table in The Fashionable Women of Chapman Rotunda Boardroom, having dinner with producer/director Don Hahn, Artist-in-Residence for spring semester. “I don’t know where I see myself in five years,” says Joshua Scheurer (BS/Business Administration, ‘17) when asked

360 Video is a Big Deal at Dodge College

April 29, 2016 by | Academics

The digital landscape is ever-changing, and as new technologies emerge, so do new ways to view them. One of the most popular these days is 360 video, an immersive platform that is a stepping stone to true virtual reality content. 360 video allows the viewer to control where to look in an environment using a

Alumni Spotlight – Ora Yashar

April 27, 2016 by | Alumni

Every so often, we’ll be spotlighting alumni and what they are up to these days. These Q&A sessions will give you a bit of insight into where the world has taken them since graduation. This week, the spotlight is on Ora Yashar (MFA/Film Production ’09). DODGE: Share your career path with us – how did

Aloha From Ray’s Shrunken Head Lounge

April 25, 2016 by | Academics

Here in Southern California, tiki culture has been part of the landscape for many years. Its laid back, easy-going vibes have been adopted by people of all ages as a way of life. Let’s not forget that their drinks are pretty killer, too. When I heard that a “tiki” movie was going to be made

Entertainment Marketing Looks at Film Advertising

April 22, 2016 by Jim Fredrick | Academics

Every semester, I take my Entertainment Marketing classes on a tour of the AMC Theatres at The Block in Orange. True, the last field trip any of them had been on was back in middle school, but the visit offers a behind-the-scenes look at a part of the movie business they grew up with. Taylor

Film Festival Kudos for 4/20/16

April 20, 2016 by | Kudos!

Screenings and Awards Jackson Miller’s GUIDE has been officially selected for the 8th Annual American Pavilion Emerging Filmmaker Showcase at the Cannes Film Festival (http://www.ampav.com/index.php/student-programs/cannes-emerging-filmmaker-showcase/2016-finalists-emerging-filmmaker-showcase/) Andrew Evers’ OPERATION DIVORCE has been officially accepted to the Tamariki Film Festival in New Zealand Natasha Rindt’s MISS ROBOTO has been officially accepted to the 13th Annual Wild Rose

Interterm Classes Dig Into Off-Beat Topics

April 18, 2016 by | Academics

During the last interterm (which seems like ages ago now!), we had some incredible classes that really showed off the diversity of topics taught here at Dodge College. Here are some brief bits from some of them, since summer sessions are around the corner, and some of these off-beat topics may come up again! BRINGING